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  • Moving House

    Sounds easy doesn’t it? But it took more than three years for our furniture to move from La Bellanderie to Santa Cruz. Why?   First and most importantly, Tison S.A. the furniture moving company based in Coignières…

  • Young Tom (1989-94)

    Tom was born in Paris in the same week in 1989 that the Loma Prieta earthquake shook the Bay Area. The World Series was in progress, with the players on the ball…

  • Young Nick (1986-1994)

    Nick is a Leo with Leo rising. There you have it! Although he was born in Manhattan, he was moved to Paris when only six months old in February 1987. This was his…

  • Young Daphné (1987-97)

    Daphné was born in August 1987 in Malestroit, Brittany, during Marie-Hélène’s summer vacation at La Grée. Maman loved to get away from the hustle and bustle of Paris. La Grée is located near where…

  • Young Alban (1989-1996)

    Several of the photos on this page were taken before our family blended, when Alban and Daphné lived in Paris with Maman and Pierre Brun, their dad. I found them in Marie-Hélène’s own collection…

  • Young Charles (1995-9)

    Charles was born in August 1995 in Malestroit (the nearest town to La Grée) at the end of our summer vacation that year in Brittany near Brocéliande. Our little world gelled around Charlie from his…

  • Young Alexander

    Né en janvier 1998 à Santa Cruz, Californie (toujours le bébé!) Toujours le coquin aussi ! On dit “toujours le bébé” parce que maman a annoncé la fermeture de l’usine, un fait déploré mais…